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“Great location: a short hop from the tourist mecca but quite and independant” 4 of 5 stars
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Aruba Beach Villas
2.5 of 5 Resort   |   462 L.G. Smith Blvd, Malmok Beach, Aruba   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Malmok Beach
windsurfboy
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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“Great location: a short hop from the tourist mecca but quite and independant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

I came to this resort primarily for the windsurfing. The rooms are clean and more than adequate, the front ocean view rooms have stunning sunset views. The kitchenettes are a real bonus as most of the restaurants are tourist oriented and IMO overpriced. See my restaurant reviews to follow. The Villas have a nice little swimming pool in the back, great for cooling off or relaxing in the sun.
There's a gazebo type bar in front that doesn't seem to have been used for some time. I'm sure a large enough group could take over the bar and terrace for a party providing you have a barrista.
The Villa receptionist is a charming and accommodating Dutch girl who knows the area and the hotel. well. Unlike the big chain hotels she'll know who you are, what your room is and will happily help you in making your stay enjoyable,
The windsurfing was consistent in the mid teens to high 20's wind velocity. Not much wave action as the breeze is offshore. The only negatives: plan on lugging the equipment across the road (60 ft away) and the down to the beach (another 60 ft.) and then another 50-80 ft out into the water to get enough depth. The shore in this section is primarily rock and coral so booties are a MUST.
The equipment is quite varied and should accommodate pretty much any level sailboarder. Just watch out for all the kiteboarders who are taking lessons just down the beach.
Enjoy and bring some serious suntan lotion.

Room Tip: The Ocean View rooms are great, the more remote ones at the far ends are the best or the rooms in ba...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

We endorse everything positive already written about this unique quiet spot only 10 mins walk to the action or a excellent bus service to town did not need a car. W/S equip well looked after and up to date plenty of choice, for me a seasoned sailor windsurfing in a strong offshore wind went against my instincts but the bay is shallow protected and has great rescue boats $20 a kick you have just been stupid free if its a equip brakage. Great place to learn I guess but a little frustrating in the gusting winds a kite surfers delight it seems. So yes a strong yes for me and thanks to all the staff who were friendly and helpful

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Groningen, The Netherlands
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

Lovely hotel near the sea.
Large appartment and bathroom with new air conditioning.
Close by the sea.
Peaceful place.
Lovely pool.
Suiteble for role chair and scoot mobile.
Verry nice and friendly receptionist.
The place to be.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

We stayed 2 weeks in this perfect located apartment complex, clean and all you need is there.
But the most important the most beautiful sunset you have everseen. From your apartment you walk on the white sandybeach.
The friendly management onformed us about all you need to know and some great advise what to do and were to go.
Thanks for our best holiday ever.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Montréal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

Perfect for people who don't like big resort. Situated opposite to the sea. Close to all hotels and restaurants within 10 minutes walk along the beach. Easy access to the bus. The room was very clean, the maids were nice and discreet. Fast service from the owners in case of problem, but the office is only open from 9am to 5hrs. There's a KiteSurfing place (blue house) near the Villas. It's a great place to go! Try it!

Room Tip: it's not necessary to have a room with a sea view.. the sea is few second from any places;-)
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

Aruba beach villas is across the street from the beach. Easy walk to palm beach - where a lot of the action is. Also for exercise it is a good walk along the beach to the California lighthouse. I would highly recommend a car. Rooms were clean, but ceiling had a few water damage areas. It had a bit of a musty smell. Cleaning staff very helpful.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Atlanta, Georgia
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
39 hotel reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

Stayed for 4 wonderful nights at Aruba Beach Villas recently. Had a great ocean-view deluxe studio with King bed and sofa-bed (Unit E10), BEAUTIFUL sunsets! The private deck was nice with umbrella/table and chairs, great place to relax in the evenings and early mornings. Price was about $75-$100/night less than most of the decent brand hotels in the area, and they don't offer the ameneties that ABV do.

Though it's close the main road (Rte 1), the traffic noise is minimal during sleep hours, and it was great having an unobstructed view of the water. Being North of town, it's away from the "busy-ness" but still close to shopping mall, restaurants (less than 2 miles), and grocery. Having an equipped kitchen was a great $$$ saver, and we opted to cook-in for a couple meals. Daily maid service was welcome and helpful, and the management was accommodating with check in and check out, and answered questions about local attractions and directions. Can't imagine staying anywhere else on future visits - loved it!

Room/kitchen/bathroom were clean and well maintained. Bed was comfortable enough to sleep but not so comfortable that you'll over-sleep and miss sight-seeing. Room was secure and we had no safety concerns at all.

Tips for Aruba for those who have not visited: 1) rent a JEEP (NOT a car) if you want to see the best parts of the island, 2) Get used to NOT seeing road signs...navigation can be very challenging, and 3) Get to the airport 3 hours early for your return...you go through Aruba customs AND U.S. customs at the Aruba airport -- the lines can be LONG for departures.

Room Tip: Make the most of your trip and choose sometihng facing the ocean! E10 was a nice unit with great vi...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Aruba Beach Villas

Address: 462 L.G. Smith Blvd, Malmok Beach, Aruba
Location: Caribbean > Aruba > Malmok Beach
Amenities:
Beach Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Malmok Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Aruba Beach Villas 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Aruba's best kept secret, 31 private villas just half a mile past the Marriott with ocean sunset views. Choose ocean, courtyard or poolside units, studios, one or two bedroom, all with white tiled floors, tropical fabrics, kitchenettes, hot showers, maid service, air conditioning, cable TV, cell phone, Wi-Fi internet, kayaks, snorkel, all included. Flowering gardens surrounded by palm trees. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Aruba Beach Villas Hotel Malmok Beach
Aruba Beach Hotel
Aruba Beach Resort
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